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How Can We Support Teachers ‘To Embrace Change’?

By Larry Ferlazzo — June 17, 2015 1 min read

The new “question-of-the-week” is from “Anonymous":

I have spent years working at a district, Territorial level attempting to bring new initiatives into the classes and schools. Time and time again I am confronted with the “no time” to do anything new. These are well meaning teachers so I have attempted to give them “bites” or “snippets” of info that they can run with, without having to spend much time. How can I get administrators to run and lead new changes and initiatives. I am working through policy but I would like to find other effective ways. Same holds true with the traditional teachers and the nay-sayers. Do you have any hints or tips on how to support teachers “take to” and then embrace change?

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